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Ladakh Diaries Part 9: Lamayuru

Lamayuru is one of the most ancient monasteries in Ladakh, the oldest surviving structure dating to the 11 th century CE. What makes this monastery particularly fascinating, is its location, amidst what is today called the “moonscape”, for the spectacular natural rock formations, which truly are “out of the world”! As per legend , there once existed a huge lake in this area, populated only by the Nagas (serpents). It was prophesized that there would be a great monastery built here. This prophecy came true when the great acharya Naropa (756-1041 CE) arrived. He emptied the lake, meditated for many years inside a cave, and built the first monastery here. The present structure is a new one, built around the cave where Acharya Naropa is said to have meditated. This legend seems to fit well with the geological formations seen in the area, which suggest this was a paleo-lake, which disappeared around 1000 years ago. Lamayuru is about 130 km from Leh , and the Indus River flows along th

Skywatch Friday - The sun and the fence.....

I clicked this photo last week on my way to the airport.... the setting sun against the barbed wire seemed somehow very poignant..... the pic quality is of course, not all that good, since this was clicked from a running car..... What do you think of it


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  1. That is an amazing photo!
    I am glad the sun will last longest!

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  2. You have nicely "captured" the setting sun!

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  3. Gorgeous sunset - and that barbed wire makes it a little sad too.

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  4. it's a marvelous photo..i love the barbed wire at the foreground.:p

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  5. beautiful fun shot... i finally participated today,after ages!! :)

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  6. That is an imaginative capture!

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  7. the contrast of the wire against the sun painted sky is wonderful!

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  8. I somehow like the wire against the sun setting... :D

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  9. Brilliant pic......and a great blog.

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  10. Awesome, that a wonderful pic, its come up natural, and thats important.

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  11. Beautiful shot Anu.
    There is an award for you in my blog.

    Please check out this link
    http://subups.blogspot.com/p/awards-accolades.html

    Thanks
    Subu.Ps

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  12. Beautiful sky and photo! Happy skywatching!

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  13. Beautiful shot. As a matter of fact the barbed wire was in focus.

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  14. nice pic! why airport? where did u go?

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  15. Anu - I have seen some of your landscape images, I think you have a natural inclination towards them, you should pursue it.

    The equipment for it is not very expensive, you should be able to get a decent package within 25-30K...Thomas

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  16. @Joy: thanks.... you are so right!!!

    @J Bar: thanks....

    @Celine: well, that was my first thought too.....

    @LadyFi: yes,it is.... which is why i so wanted to get it...

    @Luna Miranda: thanks..

    @Regina: thanks..

    @AArti: thanks... oh yes i saw yours too...

    @Mridula: thanks....

    @Laura: thanks...

    @Greg: thanks!!

    @Mo:n thanks

    @Shilpa: it was an amazing sight.....had to capture it....

    @Corrine: thanks and welcome here...

    @Viyoma: thanks.... well, i am happy it came out so with just my digicam

    @Subu: thanks a lot.... for the appreciation as well as the award.... thanks a lot.. shall surely put it up soon...

    @eileen: thanks...

    @PN Subramanian: thanks....yes, it was..

    @usha: not going anywhere... picking up sandhya;s hubby... to go to shirdi...

    @T&S: thanks a lot... am going to get in touch with you when i buy my new camera!

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